Being sick is expensive, so it is a good idea to maintain good health. Doing exercise is one way to keep the body healthy. And to help you stay on track, the Garmin Forerunner 735XT will help a lot. This health-monitoring device can track rides, runs, and steps. At a glance, it looks like a typical fitness band, but looks can be deceptive. It can also measure blood flow thanks to the optical sensor attached to the device. Besides, it can provide information about HR and RHR although they are better when displayed on the app. This is ideal for viewing the complete historical data.
Another useful feature is called recovery adviser. As the name suggests, the watch will tell you how much rest your body needs to recover. No matter how addicted you are to exercise, rest is still necessary. In terms of accuracy, the Garmin Forerunner 735XT does its job well, but it is important to wear it day and night. This is the only way to get the most accurate RHR reading because there are constant changes in the body throughout the day.
Garmin Forerunner 735XT Design
There is nothing special about the design, but it is understandable because it prioritizes functionality over anything. The buttons are noticeable and chunky. Meanwhile, the strap is made of rubber, so it won’t get stained easily. There are two color choices, Midnight Blue and Black/Grey. You may say it falls short in terms of design, but the tech embedded inside is what matters. There are GPS, an optical heart rate sensor, and many others. The 1.23-inch display is also functional although it lacks touch-based input. Instead, there is an array of buttons that you can use to navigate through the menu. Another thing you should know is that the watch is designed for wet environments. The 5 ATM rating ensures that the gadget can survive underwater at 50m. (Also read: The Use of Virtual Reality For Medical Purposes)
Everything about the Garmin Forerunner 735XT is impressive. This includes the GPS and heart rate sensor. The GPS is very responsive. It finds signal quickly, probably faster than other devices you’ve used before. As for the heart rate sensor, it provides accurate readings. However, you need to use it more than one occasion to get the best results. There is also multi-sport mode. For those unaware, this addition makes the fitness tracker multifunctional. It has a unique system of monitoring various activities, including cycling, running, and swimming.
The battery life is terrific and makes up for the proprietary charger. Many devices can be charged using a universal charger, so this is kind of limiting. You need to make sure it has been put it in the bag before traveling around. Other trackers have this luxury, but we still think the features are worth-trying. The battery lasts around 5-7 days on average. This is when you never let it go into standby mode for too long. Otherwise, it can last longer than that. The setup can be done in a few simple steps. Start by downloading the Garmin’s Connect app. It has been rolled out to both Android and iOS. After the installation, there will be a series of prompts that appear on the screen. Just follow until the process is completed.
Garmin Forerunner 735XT specs:
- 44.5 x 44.5 x 11.9 mm (Size)
- 1.23-inch display, (31.1 mm in diameter)
- 215 x 180 pixels
- Weight: 1.4 oz (40.2 g)
- Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
- Battery life: Up to 24 hours in UltraTrac mode without optical HR; up to 14 hours in activity mode with GPS and optical HR